Author Archives: Joseph A. Lauria, PE, BCEE, Senior Vice President and National Design-Build Lead, Arcadis

Moving from ‘Alternative Project Delivery’ to ‘Collaborative-Delivery Solutions’

Engineer’s right, Contractor’s wrong.  Simple as that, right?  Not at all, and it never has been. In recognition of the idea that traditional design-bid-build is NOT always the best plan, the water industry is now embracing collaborative-delivery approaches to an increasingly greater extent. As that continues to happen, the designation of “alternative project delivery” will fade from our engineering lexicon – as it should. In fact, what’s considered “alternative” today is quickly becoming just one of a range delivery solutions that, taken on a project’s merits, may be applicable. Project delivery solutions exist on a continuum, and if there’s one thing for certain, it’s that there is no one-size-fits-all.

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Topics: Arcadis, Collaborative Delivery.